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1995 Geo Prizm Charging System Light is on and my power steering is out. Help, I need to learn how to fix it, since I am unemployed. Evelyn

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    Evelyn Oct 14, 2013

    It was the belt - THANKS it was the belt that helps with the steering. Of course the belt is over 19 years old. All year long the Lord kept telling me to change it. It turns out it is not expensive.

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    _-__-___-_ Oct 14, 2013

    all the softparts drive train are sold, belts brakes hoses. be happy you didnt loose the cooling belt and burn up the engine. for $5 belt.

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    _-__-___-_ Oct 14, 2013

    part of a tune up is to check belts and hoses for END OF LIFE.

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    _-__-___-_ Nov 18, 2013

    36day, im sure it has a new belt by now... we never get feedback on this forum. so... the delays are the asnwers, IMO.

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The belt fall off, open hood, gander. and bingo. belt loose or missing.
there can be 2 belts. if the water pump belt is bad the engine burns up. replace all belts there, using GY gator belts for max life.
or Gates belts.

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    Evelyn Oct 14, 2013

    I found a good place to buy Geo Prizm parts at Odessa Auto Parts on Florida street. They found me a window and other parts.

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    you are blessed. finding Geo parts will not be easy. GM is cluesless and very low after market success. the good news is it really is mostly Toyota parts. so ask for help , when stuck we can cross thos parts over.

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    the best place for PRIZM is where? here.

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    toyotanation.com/forum/16-archived-corolla-threads/9068-geo-prizm-toyota-corolla.h t m l

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    remove all spaces.

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The belt is likely off the pulley, or has fallen off after breaking. They are around $5 to $15.00 at any parts store. If not check the tensioning system that presses against the back side of the belt above the power steering pump somewhere.

Does it make a horrible noise once it starts? If so that is because the belt is just horribly loose.

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SOURCE: reset check engine light on 1995 geo tracker

I had the very same problem with my 94 tracker and it turned out to be something simple. My check engine light had popped on after it had hit 100,000. I went through all of the suggestions that people had suggested (unplug battery......etc) and still to no avail. Searching the internet, I came across a website called suzukiforum.com and there, this guy was able to help me with my problem. It turned out to be a maintenance switch that kicks on every 50,000 miles. This switch is like a secret that the auto manufactures use to ploy owners of their cars to bring to the dealer and then rack up the dollars in unnecessary "repairs". The switch is located under the dash and can be hidden anywhere. From the assistance of the guy on the forum, he was able to send me photos of this damn switch and possible locations where it may be mounted. I found mine in about 5 minutes, where it was attached to the steering column. It's a tiny switch, that you slide up or down, depending on what position it is in upon finding it. If it's up, then slide it in the down position and visa versa. Once you do this, the check engine light will go off. Make sure you do not have the car running and you can even unhook one of the battery posts, just to make sure you don't hit anything while rooting around under the dash. Good luck!

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SOURCE: I need location of a 1995 Geo Prizm 1.8 fuel pump relay

I think it is under your rear seat cushion. Remove the rear seat cushion, you'll see the gas tank cover.

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SOURCE: 1996 Geo Prizm power steering noise

It is OK if I drive the car with the noise for 30 miles to go home - or I have to call AAA to tow my car?

thank you :)
Chelly

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